COMIC REVIEW: Dungeon Fun #1

comics-dungeon-fun-1-1 From the team who brought you Jonbot vs Martha comes Dungeon Fun. Expect swords and silliness a plenty.

This is a story of a girl and her sword…
Raised by trolls in the moat of a castle, Fun Mudlifter lives a life of boredom, until one
day when adventure finds her and a sword plummets into her village. Setting off to
confront the trolls responsible for the falling items that plague her and her
neighbours, Fun begins an off-beat odyssey that encompasses jobsworth trolls,
three-headed beasts, soothsaying shamans and headless barbarians, as she valiantly
battles her way up through the dungeons to her final goal. With hilarious results!

Well, to say this comic made us laugh would be an understatement. There was an incident with a glass of milk being inhaled through our nostrils while we were laughing at one particular scene involving bridge trolls enacting security protocols.

It’s a great opening story full of humour and some ridiculous fantasy clichés, we particularly enjoyed the shady wizard Mr Elliseye using his ‘powers’ of divinity to get a sandwich.

The plot is a good old fashioned tale of revenge, well very light revenge really. It showcases the best British way to take ones revenge, by lodging a complaint. But things escalate quicky, like an anchorman newsfight.

The story zips along at a good pace, it never lags or feels like the plot is trying to spread itself too thin, and the book throws you right into the action from the start! It ends on a great cliffhanger and it made us impatient for the next book.

There are some brilliant characters stuffed into this first issue, a pompous fairy knight, lots of trolls, a seemingly headless ripped yellow guy, a three headed monster with identity issues and of course an evil queen. It all feels very Monty Pythonesque, with lots of throw away jokes and larger than life characters, which is a huge plus in our book.

This is a comic kiddies will enjoy too, the short tempered Fun is a great character to root for and the mix of monsters and other ridiculous creatures will keep them very entertained. It is definitely a book to read out loud at bedtime, make sure you do silly voices!

The artwork is lively and fun, as always, from Neil Slorance. He has a very distinctive style, which lends itself very well to the humour in Colin Bell’s writing. They both clearly have a wonderfully silly sense of humour and obviously like each other enough to work on multiple projects, much to all our gain!

The next two books are going to be by different creative teams, which we are looking forward to. It’ll be interesting to see how the dynamics change within the story with new teams taking over the reins. We hope the humour and silliness remains!

You can buy all 32 pages of this glorious colour comic here. It only costs four of your British pounds. Hurry up and go buy it, this would make a great stocking stuffer.

Title: Dungeon Fun

Publisher: Dogooder Comics

Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Sara Westrop

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